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November 2: Help bust some toads

Cane Toad Catching Night

Join Springfield Lakes Nature Care Group for a toad catching night and learn how to humanely control excessive populations of cane toads. This requires the correct identification of toads to ensure native frogs are not targeted.

WHEN: From 7pm

WHERE: Meet at Spring Lake Pontoon opp IGA Springfield Lakes Blvd


Dia de los Muertos - KillPill - Shakes Fear & The Skeleton Gang

When the clock strikes 8, gyrate, desecrate, and disintegrate with the dead. Free face painting (try not to be late!).

WHEN: 8pm – 11.45pm

WHERE: Banshees Bar & Artspace, 131 Brisbane Street, Ipswich

COST: Free entry

Alex Williamson 'So Wrong, It’s Wrong'

Fresh from sold out shows in the UK and across Australia, don’t miss the ‘Loosest Aussie Bloke’ and ‘Bogan Aussie Commentator’ Alex Williamson’s new LIVE comedy show!

With 3m+ online followers, Alex sells out everywhere he goes. His twisted outlook will shake your faith in humanity before restoring it ever so slightly, then smash it beyond repair. But hey, at least it’s entertaining.

WHEN: 7.30pm – 10.30pm

WHERE: Racehorse Hotel, 215 Brisbane Road, Booval

COST: From $29.90, buy here

The Dan Ford Quartet

The Dan Ford Quartet presents a collection of original compositions and jazz standards in a distinctive modern jazz style.

Originally from Canberra, saxophonist Dan Ford followed his passion for jazz and improvised music by studying at the Australian National University’s School of Music, is currently undertaking a Masters program at the Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University.

WHEN: 8pm-10pm

WHERE: 188 Brisbane Street, Ipswich

COST: From $25, buy here

Imagine this...

Imagine a flower. Imagine a car. Imagine a bird. Use colourful and creative craft materials to imagine and make something, then take your creation home or display it in the gallery for others to see. Imagine this… is a hands-on studio space where children and families can imagine and make art together.

WHEN: 10am-5pm daily, until 11 November, 2018

WHERE: Ipswich Art Gallery, d’Arcy Doyle Place, Ipswich

COST: Free


Kate Douglas fell in love with Ipswich and now resides on the banks of the Bremer River. Her artworks capture the view at the river’s edge: ever changing networks of trees, roots, ragged grasses, leaves and other flora, ebbing and flowing with the tides and seasons, leaving Kate with endless inspiration.

Her latest works in Entanglement explore how the interconnections that we view in nature mimic those we experience in our human relationships – pushing, pulling, finding balance and becoming part of a network or support system.

WHEN: 10am-5pm daily, until 11 November, 2018

WHERE: Ipswich Art Gallery, d’Arcy Doyle Place, Ipswich

COST: Free

First 5 Forever – Toddler Time Plaza

Share rhymes, stories, song and movement to support your active toddler’s emerging language and social skills. Everyone is welcome at free Toddler Time sessions. Ideal for children aged 18 months to three years.

WHEN: 9.30am-10.00am

WHERE: Redbank Plaza Library, 1 Collingwood Drive, Redbank Plaza

COST: Free

Wiggle and Rhyme – Redbank Plaza

Explore language through movement. Bounce, clap, wiggle and giggle to fun rhymes, songs and stories. For ages six to 18 months with mums, dad and/or carers.

WHEN: 10.30am-11am

WHERE: Redbank Plaza Library, 1 Collingwood Drive, Redbank Plaza

COST: Free

Story Time - Springfield Central Library

Enjoy the magic of picture books and make new friends while exploring a different theme each month with stories, songs and movement. Share in the fun of stories, rhymes, songs and games to build important language and reading readiness skills.

WHEN: 9.30am-10.15am

WHERE: Springfield Central Library, corner of Main Street and Sirius Drive, Orion Springfield Central

COST: Free


Descend into Sydney’s seedy underworld in a new photographic exhibition revealing the dark side of the Roaring Twenties.

Explore more than 130 candid and compelling mugshots taken by New South Wales Police between 1920 and 1930. Known as the ‘Specials’, they are unlike any found elsewhere in the world.

Immerse yourself in all things Underworld with the stunning accompanying book and an exciting line-up of talks and tours.

WHEN: 9.30am – 4pm

WHERE: The Workshops Rail Museum

COST: Adult $14.50. Children under three are free.

Mums, Dads and Bubs

The Springfield Mums, Dads and Bubs runners group aim to get parents out of the house and meeting with other parents.

See more activites for Mums and Bubs at Active and Healthy Ipswich – click here

WHEN: 9.30am every Friday

WHERE: Robelle Domain Parklands, 155 Southern Cross Circuit, Springfield Central

COST: Free

Springfield Markets

It’s market day at Springfield. Hop on down to Robelle Domain Parklands for an afternoon treat, browse through local talented artists and crafters, shop for homewares and enjoy dinner with family and friends from food trucks and multicultural stalls.

WHEN: 3pm-8pm

WHERE: Robelle Domain Parklands, Springfield Central

COST: Free entry


The Goodna Youth Service exists to empower young people in their communities, to maximize their potential in the face of the barriers or challenges to positive living.

WHEN: Friday afternoons 3.30pm – 4.30pm

WHERE: GYS Office, 11 William Street, Goodna

COST: Free

19th & 20th Century Works

View some of the finest pieces from the Ipswich Art Gallery’s collection of 19th and early 20th century fine art and folk art, as well as contemporary works reflecting Ipswich’s heritage.

WHEN: 10am-5pm daily, until October 14

WHERE: Ipswich Art Gallery, d’Arcy Doyle Place, Nicholas St, Ipswich

COST: Free entry

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